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Graham’s still a rockabilly 40 years after chart hits

PUBLISHED: 09:57 19 August 2011 | UPDATED: 10:05 19 August 2011

Graham Fenton

Graham Fenton

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Graham Fenton was the front man of one of the most successful British bands in the ’70s rockabilly revival, selling five million records and making dozens of TV appearances- and he is still around now and is due to perform in Upminster later this month.

He said: “I’m still here, and I’m still doing it. I had no idea that more than thirty years after I started my career in rock’n’roll that I would still be doing it, that there would still be a market for it, and that fans would remain so loyal. I’m deeply appreciative, and a little moved.”

Graham will be at Jiving At The Lodge in Corbets Tey Road with his backing band The Bipolar Bears on Thursday August 25 for the latest in the hugely successful Jiving At the Lodge series of 50s rock’n’roll concerts.

Graham’s music career first started in 1976 when he joined Matchbox. The band’s big breakthrough came when they were selected to back Bo Diddley and support Carl Perkins on a sell-out European tour.

Rockabilly Rebel became a worldwide hit. The group went on to sell more than five million records in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavia.They also appeared on TV shows and tours, with Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry.

Tickets cost £8. For more information call 01708 220730.

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